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With David Vatchev of R3 David Vatchev, Venture Development Lead at R3, shared with us some predictions for R3 and the Corda Venture Development Ecosystem. Delving into R3’s stance on DeFi and OpenFI, he outlined the biggest challenges blockchain start-ups are currently facing and the future potential opportunities in the sector. Hi, David. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us. First off, could you tell us a bit about who R3 is?…
The start of the new decade came with the global spread of a novel coronavirus; a global pandemic defining developments in economics, international politics, and disrupting the day-to-day life of society at large. As experts and authorities rely on the development of a vaccine to overcome COVID-19, the world turns to the pharmaceutical industry, medical research, and technology with much anticipation. Can artificial intelligence offer a solution, and if so, what are the consequences for…
With Marc Zeller of Aave We had the great opportunity to talk with Marc Zeller, Integrations Lead at Aave, and discuss how DeFi space is going to change in the coming years. Zeller has been involved in the Ethereum community since 2015 and co-founded the education non-profit, Ethereum France. At Aave, a decentralised, non-custodial money market protocol, his job is to make life easier for third party developers building on Aave. He shared with us…
Decentralised Finance The Next 5–10 Years of Innovation Monitoring the crypto industry over the last few years reveals Decentralized Finance (DeFi) developing and gaining ground quickly. Through its multiple enhancements, it has increased its user-base and made steps towards out-performing the traditional banking ecosystem in several usecases. Even with this, DeFi is not fully matured — further steps are needed to make this industry scalable for mass adoption. To have a clearer picture of the usecases DeFi…
Over the last twelve years — since the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis — many legacy financial systems and practices were brought into question. This has impacted societies worldwide, with different consequences for every demographic of society. Cryptocurrencies, programmable money, and, now, Decentralised Finance (DeFi) all arose in the wake of this crisis. They largely emerged as a way for people who are otherwise excluded from the current banking ecosystem, or fed up with the system, to engage in…